Preventing Motor Vehicle-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries
July 11th, 2015|
It’s estimated that roughly 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. Of those victims, roughly 280,000—or 20 percent—suffer their brain injury as the result of a motor vehicle crash, making car accidents the second leading cause of head trauma in the U.S. today.
A brain injury occurs when the head is jarred in such a manner that the brain makes contact with the inside of the skull. This can result in damage to the grey and white matter of the brain, which can lead to a number of side effects, including:
- Loss of memory
- Loss of consciousness
- Erratic changes in mood and behavior
- Alterations in sleep patterns
- Vision Problems
- Cognitive and physical impairment
Luckily, there are several steps you can take in order to reduce your chances of suffering a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. An article from U.S. News & World Report offers details into what it takes to help prevent a motor vehicle induced traumatic brain injury.
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we’ve seen the devastating results brain injuries can have on victims and their families. That’s why our Terre Haute personal injury lawyers are hopeful these tips can help keep you and your loved ones safe and out of harm’s way when on the road.